Venezuela: heated tobacco and herbal heated product regulation, June 2024

Venezuela had no specific regulation on heated tobacco products (HTPs), but they were framed within the general definition of tobacco products established in the tobacco regulations. Accordingly, they were subject to sale, notification, advertising and labelling and packaging restrictions. However, in August 2023, the government decided to completely ban the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale, import, export, use, advertising, promotion and sponsorship of HTPs through resolution 414.

This report provides information about Venezuela’s current regulatory framework for heated tobacco and herbal heated products, covering all policy areas.

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Laura Garay Gómez

Legal analyst
Laura holds a Master’s degree in Public Law from the University of Seville, Spain, where she mainly specialised in International Law and Administrative Law and a Master's degree in Law and Legal Practice from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She has also studied International and European Law at the University of Helsinki, Finland, under the Erasmus Programme. She has worked as an intern at the ACO Office of Legal Affairs for NATO in Mons, Belgium; as international entity management coordinator for a multinational in Warsaw, Poland; and as legal assistant in a law firm in Seville. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Roman law in modern European legal history at the University of Seville.

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